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I was hoping for an issue on net neutrality. Instead it was just the app being lame.
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"Remember that even advanced technology cannot defy the laws of physics." Thanks +Ford Motor Company! I watch a lot of +Syfy so I might have forgotten that. :P

From our new C-Max Energi owners manual.  #NewCar
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+christopher walker I have an advanced degree in physics, but my ability to analyze classical mechanics doesn't seem to keep my bike upright.
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Not helping.
Rights group Amnesty International says it has gathered "overwhelming evidence" that Ukrainian forces, pro-government militias, and anti-government separatists have tortured or mistreate...
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+Gregory P. Smith Regarding Ukraine and neo-Nazis, there is at least some truth to it that I have been able to determine from non-Russian sources. The New Republic reported last week on a somewhat disturbing new Ukrainian law (http://www.newrepublic.com/article/121880/new-laws-ukraine-make-it-illegal-bring-its-ugly-past), and I've been reading a lot about the Azov Battalion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azov_Battalion) recently.

When I referred to this conflict being a horrendous mess with no clean hands on either side, this is part of why.
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This Saturday May 23rd is Bike To Shop Day Silicon Valley with discounts from participating merchants for those on bike: http://biketoshopday.com/

San Francisco is also hosting one: http://www.sfbike.org/bike2shop/
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We need this.  We must have this.  Here in DC.  
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Here's a great way to visualize traffic incident statistics. Has anyone applied this to data covering a much larger metro area?
Overview. To gain a better understanding of the safety concerns for bicyclists and pedestrians, Great Streets Mountain View has analyzed recent injury and fatality data. The charts and maps below are based on the bicyclist and pedestrian injuries and fatalities reported to the Mountain View ...
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Are you familiar with You Are Here? They do interesting things with data and maps that covers a variety of topics. Bicycle crashes, for instance http://youarehere.cc/p/bicycle-accidents/chicago
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"... the ability to attach ... used-defined, sandboxed bytecode to kernel probes. This allows user-defined instrumentation on a live kernel image that can never crash, hang, or interfere..."

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It was tempting the make the ponycorn the thumbnail for this post, but heatmaps & histograms are so much more tasty and important.
I've taken one small step with eBPF, but it heralds one giant leap for Linux tracing. # ./bitehist Tracing block device I/O... Interval 5 secs. Ctrl-C to end. kbytes : count distribution 0 -> 1 : 3 | | 2 -> 3 : 0 | | 4 -> 7 : 3395 |************************************* | 8 -> 15 : 1 | | 16 -> 31 ...
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I vote for the ponycorn.
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Interesting industry info regarding electric vehicle battery packs. Making them perform well is not simple.
Turning a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) into a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is more than adding cells to a battery pack, reflashing the controller, and installing a charger. The 2013 Ford C-Max and C-Max Energi are examples of what it takes to develop conventional hybrid and plug-in versions of the ...
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Yeah, I've tried that and have never noticed any difference (aside from the fact that a dashboard symbol for the grade assist lights up).  No difference in driving, in battery charging or discharging, lifetime, etc.

My driving is mostly city driving, but we fairly routinely make a cross-state drive, 300 miles each way, and get to see how to make the battery last on those trips.
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This mellow fellow stopped by The Dutch Goose on an ebike this afternoon. A man and his chow / collie mix in a sidecar on their way home.

Edit: I originally listed the dog as a corgi / collie mix. I'm not a dog person.
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Riding with your dog is cool but, A SIDE CAR?! Now that is really cool!
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I should play some Pac-Man.
Pac-Man mobile games updated, plans for huge birthday bash in Chicago revealed, and what is Pac-Man Rebooted?
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It always amazes me that it is even physically possible to build such elementary particle sensing systems. Subatomic particle interactions are always described as producing "flashes" of light when they happen to actually hit a molecule, yet doesn't that really mean one or two photons? And you want to build a sensor tank that can not only notice that on occasion but also notice two successive interactions at near the speed of light to determine direction and antineutrino likelihood? Wow.

Meanwhile I live not far from a linear accelerator where sensing like this must feel normal.
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yeah, that kind of stuff is wild. and totally awesome :)
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How not to do mobile web. At least it didn't ask me to install an app. Their desktop site is indeed mostly unusable on a tablet.
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I wonder about apps which don't automatically register themselves as handlers for their site's URLs.
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Great bike to work day this morning. Took the 75 mile route through Los Altos, Page Mill, Pescadero, Stage and Tunitas with 19 other coworkers. Arrived drenched from a downpour for the last 40 minutes in plenty of time for lunch.
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Get any work done at work that day.?
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